November 11th is National Letter of Intent Day, and the University of Nebraska Women's Volleyball team got three letters from three elite recruits.
Hunter Atherton is a 5'11" setter from Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio. She was named to the Under Armour First Team All-American team as a senior which means we should be able to see her at the CenturyLink Center next month in Omaha. This #41 overall and #8 setter prospect is running the offense for the #1 team in Ohio heading into their state tournament. Atherton is on the All-Ohio first team and is averaging 9.6 assists/set this season.
Alex Ratzlaff is a 5'10" outside hitter from Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Kansas. Alex averaged 7.0 kills and 5.8 digs per set as a senior this season and was named to the Kansas Volleyball Association All-State First Team. Ratzlaff was named a MaxPreps Small School All-American as well as earning a place on the USA Volleyball High Performance Indoor Women's Junior A1 National Training Team Program.
Lauren Strivins is a 6'4" middle blocker from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lauren is ranked the #9 overall prospect and the #3 middle blocker by prepvolleyball.com. Lauren led her team to the Division I state tournament in Arizona as a senior while averaging 5.3 kills/set. Strivins received an All-State Honorable Mention in Arizona and has trained with the USA Volleyball High Performance program.
These three additions bring deep experience and it's possible that we'll see Ratzlaff and Strivins compete for time right away.